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Casino Commercial

Here’s the first television commercial I graded from A to Z over at SHED:

The grading was done using Autodesk Lustre, part of the Flame Premium family. Coming from an Adobe After Effects and Apple Color world, it was quite scary and mind boggling at first… but when you overcome the strange user interface and the different architecture, it works great.

Director Ben Steiger Levine was very fun to work with and was open to suggestions while knowing what he wanted at the same time. Once we found that winter look we wanted for both the exterior and interior shots, we pretty much stuck to it and made sure that every shot looked good.

Congrats to the 3D guys who did an amazing job on the squirrel. I mean… look at that hair!!

Credits:

Agency: Cossette
Creative director: Antoine Bécotte
Art directors: Sacha Ouimet / Antoine Bécotte
Production house: Les Enfants
Director : Benjamin Steiger Levine
Cinematographer: Pierre Gill
Production : Nathalie Nadeau / Emmanuelle Bérubé
VFX : SHED / Lead Sylvain Lebeau
Color grading: SHED / Charles-Etienne Pascal
Audio : Sonart / François Bélanger

Charles-Etienne Pascal is a freelance digital colorist working in Montreal, Canada. His line of work mainly consist of advertising, but he also very much enjoys grading music videos, short films and documentaries. Chuck likes photography, motorcycles, travelling, bouldering, guitar and of course color grading.

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